Reporting Larry Richert
PITTSBURGH (NEWSRADIO 1020 KDKA) — When the Vice President of the United States calls, you answer.
KDKA AM’s Larry Richert chatted with Vice President Joe Biden Thursday morning about his upcoming visit to Pittsburgh, the President’s jobs bill, federal school loan assistance, and lots more.
Vice President Biden talked in depth about the American Jobs Act and what it would mean to Pennsylvania.
“My mother use to say, ‘Where there’s life, there’s hope.’ But it’s perplexing to us why our Republican colleagues in the House and Senate are opposed to things they voted for before,” said Vice President Biden.
“For example, tomorrow, there’s going to be a vote in the United States Senate on the so-called infrastructure portion of this bill, which is a lot of help for states and localities, would create hundreds of thousands of jobs by building roads and bridges and so on,” he added. “And right in Pennsylvania, there would be $1.3 billion for repairing roads, bridges, transit systems and it would amount to, the estimate is – and they’re good at this because we know what highway jobs are – it would be almost between 17,500 and 18,000 jobs, new jobs, good paying jobs in Pennsylvania.”
The Vice President is set to visit Pittsburgh on Friday. He will address a crowd at the University of Pittsburgh.
Listen to the full interview below: